An American Creed
"I BELIEVE in the United States of America as a
Government of the
people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived
from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign
Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity
for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
THEREFORE believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to sup-
port its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag and to defend
it against all enemies."